Ekpo Nta 'ICPC Chairman not sent on compulsory leave' - Commission

It was reported that Buhari ordered Nta's 'sack' because of the way he handled corruption case of some ex-govs.

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has denied reports that its Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta was sent on a compulsory leave by the Federal Government.

It had been reported that Nta got a letter from the Office of the Secretary-General of the Federation directing him to proceed on a compulsory leave with effect from Wednesday, October 26.

The Commission says the Chairman did not receive any letter in that regard.

The ICPC spokesman, Mr Edet Ufot in a statement issued in Abuja said that the Commission  has called the attention of relevant authorities to the publication that reported the story for appropriate action.

The statement read: "The report purports that ICPC is in receipt of a letter from the SGF informing the Chairman to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from Oct. 26.

"It went further to impute perceived reasons for the alleged `sack’ of the chairman, quoting an anonymous ICPC source.

"However, no such letter or letters have been received by the Commission."

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The report had said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nta's 'sack' because of the shoddy way he handled the corruption cases against some former governors.

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